Teaching the MY Bike course allows you to reach your students in a new way. The course is firmly focused on practical outcomes, which means that those who struggle in the classroomwill find freedom to learn. While there is a highlystructured set of outcomes, the day to day activities will achieve them largely as a byproduct of realworld tasks.
When your school signs up to the programme you are committing to learning alongside your students.
We’ll give you two days’ training in cycle mechanics to get you started. This training will be tailored to you, we take you through the early parts of the City & Guilds cycle mechanics qualification. You will now have the basic skills and confidence to start delivery of the course. We will support you through your first year, by the end of which you will be fully qualified.
We’ll supply you with the equipment and resources to create your workshop. We can also source bikes, both to ride and to work on.
This part of the course has two elements, the practical experience of delivering Bikeability to your local primary schools and the SCQF leadership award.
We’ll train you as a Bikeability Cycle Trainer Assistant in one day. This is the same qualification that your students will attain.
To be able to do this, we need you to already be a confident cyclist who has experience of cycling on the road.
If needed, we can supply you with good quality mountain bikes for your students to ride at a reasonable cost.
The SCQF leadership award can be added as an extension to the practical experience by researching leadership styles and skills, plus reflecting on the delivery of the Bikeability training.
We’ll supply you with as many bicycles to work on as you wish, at a very low cost. These will come from partner charities and social enterprises. However, once you get started, you may find that donations of bikes from colleagues will keep you going.
You will be aiming to sell your bikes through local channels, e.g. community shops or parents’ evenings.
There is the possibility of incorporating this practical experience into an SCQF Enterprise and Employability award, note that, in this case, the bulk will then be more classroom based.